Kerry Huffman has some great discussions with his son

Former Flyer, Kerry Huffman, may be best remembered by most people in Philadelphia for being part of the blockbuster trade that made Eric Lindros a Flyer. My fondest memory involving Huffman, on the other hand, occurred when I was in grade school and I won a Flyers puck autographed by the former first round pick at St. Monica’s Fathers and Sons breakfast. That is, until now. Huffman runs the blog, Navigating the World of Hockey. On occasion, he discusses life as a hockey dad. Take this conversation he had with his son, for example: “Dad, way back then did you …

The Lost Season

Nursing the heartbreak of a Stanley-Cup caliber Flyers season that came to a screeching halt with a stupefying early playoff exit is a rare and beautiful thing. Although the Flyers have prided themselves on not shitting the bed in the postseason after being near the top of the NHL standings, it has been known to occur every once in a blue moon. Like in the early 1980′s. Tucked in between the Year of the Streak that ended in a loss to the Islanders in the Finals and the Mike Keenan-led surprise 1985 Cup finalists, was four deeply disappointing years that saw a …